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Rallying Cry: Unity and Hampshire College Divest Endowments from Fossil Fuels


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Rallying Cry: Unity and Hampshire College Divest Endowments from Fossil Fuels

Common Dreams staff

Unity College of Maine answers 350.org's rallying call against fossil fuel investment by announcing on Monday that it would divest its endowment from oil, gas and coal companies.

At the heart of 350.org's national "Do the Math" tour is a campaign to push colleges and universities to divest their endowments from the fossil fuel industry. The group has modeled their campaign after the 1980s anti-apartheid movement that used divestment as a key tactic to pressure the South African government.